What’s it all about?
Chocolate is delicious to eat – but how often do you consider why it tastes so good and why we can mould it? This class will examine parts of the making chocolate (with plenty of tastings along the way!) You’ll use that knowledge to make a work of art you can take home to show off to friends and family… or devour immediately.
What will we cover?
This class will focus on one of chocolate’s key ingredients – cocoa butter. We will start by looking at the properties of cocoa butter, and why chocolate must be ‘tempered’ before we can use it. There will be demonstrations, and plenty of tastings, and then you’ll put your new knowledge into practice and make your own chocolate centrepiece. If you can’t remember the last time you ‘studied’ a food, fear not – this class will cater for everyone, with lots of references given so you can continue your learning, and a chocolate expert on hand to answer any questions.
Who will be teaching it?
Chloë Miller is a scientist and lover of chocolate. Combining the two she has explored why chocolate behaves the way it does, and used her knowledge to sculpt chocolate centrepieces. When she’s not exercising to work off the large amount of chocolate she consumes, Chloë presents education programs for CSIRO Education, helps coordinate a science outreach program called In2Science and volunteers for an organisation called S.A.I.L.